Kenya sex chart
With most communities barring females from owning property, women living in rural areas constitute a specially vulnerable group.Matters have been compounded by the HIV/AIDS scourge which has contributed to a sharp rise in the number of households headed by impoverished women.Most of them are entirely dependent on food aid by the government and international humanitarian organisations.Mainly owing to ingrained traditional cultural values, the vast majority of women living in rural areas are deprived of a means to earn an income.Largely owing to the pandemic, life expectancy in Kenya fell to 46 years in 2006.While life expectancy has since risen to over 55 years, the economy is yet to recover adequately enough to make up for the lost productivity.
Despite such impressive statistics, poverty in Kenya has remained doggedly at the same level down the decades.While Kenya made very admirable strides in reducing absolute poverty after it gained independence from the British in the early sixties, this momentum waned off in the late seventies.By 1981, about a half of Kenya’s population were living under the poverty line.Most of these rural farmers depend entirely on rain with very little irrigation or modern animal husbandry taking place.
In recent years, erratic weather patterns and the effects of climate change have wreaked such a havoc on the lives of Kenya’s poor in the rural areas.
While most of these people live in areas which have good to high potential for agriculture, this land only comprises about 18% of the entire territory of the country.